Appreciate art from the classics to contemporary
View a world-renowned collection of art ranging across 5,000 years and diverse global cultures at the St. Louis Art Museum. Opened in 1879, SLAM presents more than 2,700 objects, from sculpture and oil paintings to charcoal drawings and photography, and the museum is free and open to the public. Enjoy the works of up-and-coming artists at the Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis, where there is no permanent collection, allowing the curators to feature work that is responsive and relevant. Right next door to CAM, the Pulitzer Arts Foundation presents contemporary art in a Tado Ando-designed building. With a focus on creating dynamic experiences with art, the Pulitzer features concerts by the Saint Louis Symphony, panel discussions and educational programs. A more permanent collection of contemporary art resides in the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum. One of the oldest teaching museums in the US, this unique museum is part of Washington University and is housed in a building designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Fumihiko Maki.